Posted 5/24/13 by Linzy Anna in Lifestyle

6 Effective Sunscreens: They Feel Great & Protect Your Skin!

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The sun is shining, the pool is open and school is finally out. We all want to get a much-needed dose of sunshine, but as much fun as being in the sun is, we need to protect ourselves from painful burns and skin cancer. In order to help you out, we researched sunscreens and found the ones we think are most fit for a student’s summer. Whether you’re worried about freckles, protecting your tattoos or simply want the best sun protection, we have found the six quality sunscreens you should consider. Its time to maximize your summer experience and minimize potential scorches!



Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sheer Protection

Easiest to Apply

Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sheer Protection sunscreen is super smooth and sinks into skin quick. It has no gross sunscreeny scent and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. It comes in a range of SPFs, so you can choose the amount of protection your skin needs. If lotion isn’t your favorite, this also comes in a spray version.



Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray

Perfect for sports

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray sunscreen is a great choice you plan on being active this summer playing summer sports or heading outdoors to hike or swim. It’s a popular brand that’s reliable and easy to use. It is an easy to use spray that goes on evenly and dries quickly. The bottle design lets you spray from any angle, with is great compared to most you have to hold up vertically. It is ultra sweat proof, making it a great pick for getting active outside!

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Coppertone Water BABIES 

Best for face

Coppertone Water BABIES  is the perfect sunscreen for the face. It is an easy to apply lotion with a SPF of 50, which helps give extra protection from sunburn. You can buy it in smaller tubes, such as 3 or 1.5 ounces, which make it easy to throw into a beach bag, backpack or purse. If freckles like to sneak up on your face, try this sunscreen, it will really help keep them away.




Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Stick 

Protect Your Tattoos 

Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Stick  is the perfect choice for protecting your tattoos from the sun! Exposure to the sun can fade your tattoos over time, so always use sunscreen when outside. This stick is SPF 50, which gives your tats the perfect amount of protection. It is small and easy to carry in a pocket or bag. The stick smooths on and takes only a bit of rubbing in.

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Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist

Feels Great

Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist sunblock feels amazing! It is a lightweight spray that cools your skin on contact. This is perfect for days you will be outside in extreme heat or out all day. It is also perfect to use if you already have a bit of a sunburn- it will help ease the pain and is very light on the skin.




Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion

Great under makeup

Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion is great for everyday use under makeup. It has a SPF of 15, so we recommend using this on days you don’t plan on being out in the sun for long periods of time. It is a wonderful moisturizer for all skin types and gives the perfect amount of sunscreen for everyday use.



Enjoy the sunshine while protecting your skin with these products. No matter what your skin type or need, there is sure to be a sunscreen perfect for you. Be on the lookout for our next article about additional sun protection items- from lips to hair, we have you covered! Have you tried one of these products or have a sunscreen to add to the list? Let us know below!

Linzy Anna

Linzy Anna is a senior at Mizzou studying strategic communications in the j-school. She is a professional model, writer for Josephine Magazine, blogger for MOVE! magazine and part-time employee at Marshalls. She loves being a Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters, owls, chocolate, traveling, dancing, modeling and acting.